Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Soldado and Baldini steps down

Roberto Soldado

All the news and gossip from the past 24 hours at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are said to be ready to offer a club record fee for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. The Spanish international is available for sale after Valencia failed to qualify for the Champions League as Real Sociedad pipped them to the post on the final day of the season. Spurs are said to be considering a £20 million bid for the player.

They are also being linked with David Villa once again. Andre Villas-Boas admitted his liking for the Barcelona front-man recently and after Neymar arrived at the Nou Camp the Spaniard is expected to leave the club this summer. It comes as AVB has reportedly wiped his hands of a deal for Brazilian Leandro Damiao.

Spurs are being linked with former Birmingham City loanee Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez. The Ecuadorian had an excellent season with Mexican outfit Club America last campaign - scoring 30 goals as they won the league title. Now the teams president has told The Sun he could be on his way back to the Premier League with Spurs.

AS Roma general manager Franco Baldini has officially parted company with the club. At the end of last month it was reported the former England assistant had cleared the air with the hierarchy and would remain in the Italian capital. However he has officially left his role today amid rumours he will become the new director of football at the Lane.

Tottenham transfer target Miralem Pjanic has expressed how close he came to signing for North London rivals Arsenal in 2011. He stated to Bosnian press that he was very close to a move to The Emirates but that his father had already bequeathed his services to AS Roma from Lyon so therefore he didn’t make the move.

Finally, and on the site, we have news of a potential bid being reignited for Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan. The report suggests that the Cagliari star is holidaying in London and his club are currently awaiting a bid for the player. Valued at around £10 million this is one to keep your eyes on.

What are your thoughts on everything and anything Tottenham Hotspur on the 5th June 2013?

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